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Old 05-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Baby Aiptasia

So I picked up a birdsnest frag today, acclimated, dropped it in my DT (I have to start QTing my new purchases.. ) and now I notice an extremely small baby aiptasia right at the base of the frag. What can I do to remove it without damaging the frag? Or should I just pop the coral off the disc and glue it to a rock maybe?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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I'd probably just ditch the plug and superglue the frag to some rock. If you want to keep the frag, you can use a lighter and burn the aiptasia off. Take out a bit of tank water and rinse off the frag before you return it to the tank.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'd probably just ditch the plug and superglue the frag to some rock. If you want to keep the frag, you can use a lighter and burn the aiptasia off. Take out a bit of tank water and rinse off the frag before you return it to the tank.
Don't think I could do that without damaging the frag, unless I glued it back onto the disc afterwards.. first aiptasia ive had to deal with.. ugh.
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I'd just ditch the plug. They're ugly anyways. Birdsnest grows fast so don't worry about breaking off a small piece from the base if you have to.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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I'd just ditch the plug. They're ugly anyways. Birdsnest grows fast so don't worry about breaking off a small piece from the base if you have to.
awesome, thanks for the input
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